A couple days ago we received an invitation from one of Sarah’s friends who owns a piece of land just outside of Playa del Carmen in an ecological development called Sac-be. The land around hers is still quite undeveloped and is privately owned by some seemingly back to the Earth type of people. The houses in this area are in various states of completion, some no more than a few walls and half a roof, even so this does not stop people from living in what’s standing. It seems a simple and quiet life, and they seem happy despite the lack of cable TV and hands free electricity.
So we were invited with a group of friends to go for a wander through the Mexican jungle (albeit slightly managed Mexican jungle, my favorite kind), then for a swim in a secluded cenote or two, and then finally to a still-in-development house for wood-fired pizza.
They got me with the wood-fired pizza part.
I have to admit I am not usually one for social gatherings, in fact some would describe me as the cover child for anti-social behavior, but I thought it was about time I proved to Sarah’s friends that I am more than a stunningly charismatic and handsome figment of her imagination.
Here is a photographic follow along of our day on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, and what I assume is Jungle because I do not know how else to describe the Flora out here…
We started the day by lighting a candle and saying a prayer, I’m not really one for prayers but I can appreciate a good shrine.
Then it was off walking through the Jungle, we had paths but still, there was Jungle either side.
We passed a family and their puppy swimming in one of the Cenote scattered around the area.
Just standing in the Jungle, as you do. I kept waiting for Mowgli to show himself.
An artist is one of the land owners and his statues are spread around the area, sometimes almost hidden from view.
Imagine wandering across this one during a night time jungle stroll.
Jungle Flowers, it’s like the jungle you see in the movies, hardly any bugs even!
And after walking through the hot Jungle for an hour or so… Cenotes (and bats, and guano).
Wrapped in the towel / bed sheet / beach blanket / sunburn cover / must have accessory after a refreshing swim.
The water is as cold and refreshing as it looks.
And what better way to finish off the day than wood fired Jungle Pizza! We each got to make our own, and mine was the best, cause I say so.
It was great to get away from the design stuff I have been working on, if even for a day. So thanks to Sarah and her friends for a great day out, to Playa del Carmen for all its hidden marvels, and to you for reading. Peace.